Summer sports clinic ends with 882 graduates

THE Dagupan City Sports Commission (DCSC) handed certificates of completion to  882 young Dagupenos who graduated from the three-week Summer Sports Clinic during the graduation ceremonies at the Dagupan People’s Astrodome on May 31.

These youths were awarded certificates.

The three-week clinic held from May 7 to 31, focused on individual and group sports such as Archery, Arnis, Athletics, Boxing, Badminton, Chess, Dance Sports, Futsal, Football, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Wushu and SpEd (Athletics, Bocce and Swimming).

DCSC Vice Chair Finnela T. Sim, acknowledged the athletes’ enthusiasm, their parents’ support and their trainers’ dedication in making the program a success.

Sim also thanked Mayor Belen T. Fernandez for her continued support for the youth’s sports program; “Without the support of our city mayor, wala po tayo dito ngayon.”

Sim added that as a follow-up activity to the summer clinic, the graduates can participate in an after-school sports program that will be launched soon.

Meanwhile, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez reminisced how the city’s sports programs helped shape the development of the youth of the city.

“This is not just (preparation) for competitions like R1AA. Aside from helping improve athletes’ reflexes, programs like these also help inculcate the value of teamwork and discipline into the minds of the youth,” said Fernandez.

The graduates from the Dance Sports Elementary and Secondary, Arnis, Karatedo, Gymnastics and Wushu programs gave presentation numbers during the event.

The closing ceremony also served as recognition rite for Dagupeno medal haulers during the recently concluded 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) in Cebu on May 19 to 25.

For hauling a total of five gold, six silver and five bronze medals, the victorious Dagupan athletes received their cash incentives from the city government during the ceremony: P10,000 for every gold medal, P5,000 for every silver medal and P3,000 for every bronze medal. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)

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